Our direct implementation approach is management-intensive, but it works. We understand that it requires up-front costs that over a period of time, generate a return on the investment. With this, we ensure a low-cost, simple, achievable approach that makes sense. Our technical skill and thinking and understanding of the local situation – are part of our risk management and project processes that supports our management.
We keep operations’ costs down which just makes business sense. And that means we are realistic about our costs. Because we have local resources – staff, materials, and supply chain – to the extent possible – we reduce the “middle man,” a heavy security apparatus, and rework. We are able to do things right the first time because we have the right people and the right resources working together to deliver which ultimately creates cost savings. While this sometimes takes additional time, our tested and replicable community-based model allows us to work quickly, especially in new and complex areas to respond.
We offer project management services in key sectors throughout West Africa and have experience in Asia and Latin America. We value solid project management with processes and systems that guide us throughout the project lifecycle.
And, we are investing more of our own resources into making our processes and systems better so that we can be an even better partner.
We are carrying over this investment to our monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) services. With sound project management and delivery, we are focusing on MEL as a fundamental component to achieving program goals and learning. And, we understand we are all making an investment. That investment has to be nurtured. Systems and MEL are pillars to supporting that. We look forward to our donor/client feedback and interest in this expansion of this focus. In Liberia, we conducted extensive MEL on the application and impact of skills learned by 660 heads of households. We c collected data on the development of their small businesses and level of access to markets. We learned how to improve programming to improve market access.